A Hidden Problem: Unregulated Chemicals in our Drinking Water

By MICHAEL WINES and JOHN SCHWARTZFEB. 8, 2016 The biggest hole in the drinking-water safety net may be the least visible: the potential for water to be tainted by substances that scientists and officials have not even studied, much less regulated. The E.P.A. has compiled a list of 100 potentially risky chemicals and 12 microbes that are known or expected to be…

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What drought? Nestle grabs 27 million gallons of water from California’s aquifer, pays only $524 to the state

Friday, April 01, 2016 by: Jennifer Lea Reynolds Tags: Nestle, corporate greed, Arrowhead water   (NaturalNews) Despite the fact that California's drought has left the state and its residents facing dire conditions, profit-hungry Nestle has continued to collect water from 12 spring sites – 27 million gallons of it in 2013 to be exact – in order to sell their bottled Arrowhead…

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Salmon caught near Seattle proven to be inundated with antidepressants, cocaine and more

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 by: Daniel Barker (NaturalNews) We're all familiar with horror stories about juveniles on drugs, but normally it's humans that are involved, not fish. This case, however, involves juvenile chinook salmon who never had the chance to "Just Say No." Disturbing new research has indicated that young salmon found in Puget Sound tested positive for more than 80 different…

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How to Grow Food Indoors in Winter

by Lana Winter-Hébert There’s nothing quite like being able to pick fresh vegetables and herbs from your garden to cook with, but that really isn’t much of an option when it’s -10 degrees and snowing outside, is it? Well, it can be. As long as you have some potting soil, containers, and a spot in your home that gets at least six…

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Working green: 50 tips to reduce your office’s waste

JESSICA HUPP    15 AUG 2007 From daily smog to the rising threat of global warming, it’s pretty obvious that we all need to clean up our act a little. Much has been said about how to go about doing this at home, but what about in the workplace? Copiers, computers, even old floppy disks, can make a huge impact on the environment.…

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Small Wind Turbines for the Home

written by: Jennifer Claerr•edited by: Lamar Stonecypher•updated: 2/13/2012 Wind turbines for the home offer a cost-competitive alternative to solar panels. Here are a few tips on how to choose a small wind turbine system for your home. ·         Are Small Wind Turbines Right for My Home? Small wind turbines can save you a lot of money on your home's electric bill. Once…

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How to Manage and Conserve Water in a Home

by Angela Brady, Demand Media Repairing a single dripping faucet can put a dent in your water bill. The average U.S. family of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day. Toilets account for the greatest portion of indoor water consumption, using about 26.7 percent of the total, followed by laundry at 21.7 percent, and showers and baths at 16.8 percent.…

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How to Set Up and Keep Bees

August 31, 2015 by Penny Swift People have been keeping bees for centuries, both for beeswax and for honey, but there is still an incredible mystique about bee keeping. This is probably because bees generally move is swarms and if they attack they can kill any sized human. Coupled with this, many people are allergic to bee stings, and even one bee…

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Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System

Courtesy of the Department of Energy When choosing a contractor, ask about their work record, experience, and licenses, and get more than one bid for the installation of your PV system. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Making sure your home solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system is sized, sited, installed, and maintained correctly is essential for maximizing its energy performance.…

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20 Tips & Tricks for Vegetable Gardening

Courtesy of Planet Natural If it’s getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine — save your tomatoes! Pull the plants up and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine. Keep garden vegetables from getting dirty by spreading a 1-2 inch layer of mulch (untreated by pesticides…

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